November 29th, 2016
November 3rd, 2016
Dr. Sam Rizk was recently featured in Surgical Aesthetics to discuss how surgeons are seeing advantages as they move from traditional osteotomes to powered microsaws for rhinoplasty. He discusses how the microsaw gives a much more natural result while decreasing the bruising and trauma commonly found in other rhinoplasty procedures. This procedure is mostly beneficial for evenly reducing bumps of bone and cartilage on the nasal bridge. The high vibration won’t cause any damage on soft tissue, however, when placed on bone or fixed cartilage, it will begin to shave and refine any irregularities.
September 23rd, 2016
September 23rd, 2016
September 20th, 2016
September 15th, 2016
August 30th, 2016
August 16th, 2016
The photos above illustrate a 22 year old male who wished to improve his breathing, drooping nose tip and nasal bump. Patient is shown 6 months after septoplasty and rhinoplasty done through endonasal approach.
July 18th, 2016
June 14th, 2016
Dr. Sam Rizk presents on the understanding and creation of facial beauty through plastic surgery. Over the years, refinement of the human body resulted in ideal formulas, ratios, angles and proportions to strive for. Though these mathematical structures of the face may yield good results, it will not be extraordinary. Every face is different, therefore requires an unique approach. It is important to tailor each facial plastic surgery for the patient. For a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Sam Rizk pays attention to each intricate detail of the surgery to create the perfect nose for the patient. Any mishap can lead to lesser results or even deformity. In the case of a facelift procedure, Dr. Sam Rizk points out the importance of using the correct skin tension and precise vector pull.
March 14th, 2016
New York City facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Rizk performs nasal dehumping during an endoscopic assisted rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery. Using a telescope endoscopic tool, Dr. Sam Rizk can perform more accurate and efficient rhinoplasty procedures. During this nasal dehumping you can see clearly into the nasal cavity. With a clear view of the nasal structure, Dr. Rizk can perform rhinoplasty surgery with smaller incision therefore resulting in faster results and recovery. Visit his Manhattan practice to learn more about his pioneered 3d Telescopic rhinoplasty.
February 25th, 2016
Our 23 year old African American female patient wanted to reduce the wideness of her nose. She contacted Dr. Rizk and underwent an open ethnic rhinoplasty with grafts and alar base reduction. The results show a nose that is slimmer and better proportioned for her face.
February 18th, 2016
Our 18 years old male patient visit our New York City practice seeking a rhinoplasty to remove the bump on his nose while maintaining its masculine shape. Dr. Rizk performed a septorhinoplasty and improved both the profile of the nose as well as the patient’s breathing. Results are 1 years after his procedure.
December 24th, 2015
Dr. Sam Rizk was recently featured in Cosmetic Town discussing nasal bridge augmentation. Nasal bridge augmentation–or dorsal augmentation– can add dimension and give greater definition to a flat nose. Nasal bridge augmentation is a highly requested cosmetic nose modification, particularly among those of African-American and Asian descent. Although the procedure is closely associated with certain ethnicities, it is not population specific. Nasal bridge augmentation can be employed as a reconstructive or corrective measure following an accident or a surgical complication (that is, an undesired result from a previous rhinoplasty).
New York’s Dr. Sam Rizk, double board-certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), is considered one of the nation’s experts on nasal bridge augmentation. When surgically enhancing the nasal bridge, Dr. Rizk uses two main techniques, taking into consideration the quality and elasticity of the skin:
● Cartilage grafts. Cartilage is taken from other areas (the ears, for example) and transplanted to the bridge to give it structure and form. Dr. Rizk recommends the cartilage grafting for those with thin skin.
● Implants. Most commonly made of silicone, implants can be inserted to create a more proportioned nasal profile. Implants are permanent and suitable for those with thick skin.
For those who are not ready to undergo surgery, the nasal bridge can be built up and shaped using dermal fillers.
Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages. In general, Dr. Rizk prefers to use the cartilage method. Because the patient’s own cartilage tissue is used, the chance of infection is reduced. However, cartilage can shrink and change shape over time. Implants, on the other hand, retain their shape, but carry a higher risk of infection. As the skin naturally ages, the implants may look less natural-looking. Although minimally-invasive injectables have a high appeal, they only offer a temporary cosmetic solution. To maintain results, the bridge will need to be retouched about twice a year.
A pioneer in endoscopic 3-D rhinoplasty and advanced cartilage sculpting techniques, Dr. Rizk has been ranked as a top rhinoplasty specialist by both his peers and Castle Connolly, a prestigious healthcare research company. If you would like more height and definition in the bridge of the nose, contact Dr. Rizk for a consultation. To read more about Dr. Rizk’s feature in Cosmetic Town here.
October 16th, 2015
July 31st, 2015
After a previous rhinoplasty, a 32 year old patient was unhappy with the asymmetrical pinched nasal tip of her nose causing difficulty breathing. The patient also has thin skin. Dr. Rizk performed a revision septorhinoplasty with cartilage grafts and fascia to soften the appearance of the nasal tip. Patient is shown a year after her revision procedure.
June 2nd, 2015
May 25th, 2015
April 13th, 2015
Hispanic female patient, 21 years old required a profile change. She disliked her dorsal bump and bulbous tip. The procedure is classified as an ethnic rhinoplasty due to the thick tip skin. The patient is shown 1 year post rhinoplasty.
April 8th, 2015
Dr. Rizk was a lecturer and panelist in the Master Rhinoplasty section at the 8th Milano Masterclass
March 25th, 2015
Dr. Sam Rizk’s most recent venture to the 8th Milano Masterclass Expedition on Rhinoplasty proves that he is one of the top plastic surgeons in existence. In the Master Rhinoplasty session, he taught a crowd of junior surgeons the various technical aspects of a rhinoplasty, including never-before shared “secrets.” He also lead a group of panelists for the video section of the masterclass with videos about the lessons he’s learned from thousands of primary rhinoplasties. In the masterclass, he was one of the most skilled surgeons, having discussed his expertise in ethnic and middle eastern rhinoplasties. See the article here
March 13th, 2015
Female teenage patient wanted to remove her nasal bump profile and fix her breathing issue caused by an injury. During the treatment, she had her nasal tip refined and her breathing issue fixed. The patient is shown 5 years after the treatment.
February 19th, 2015
This female ethnic rhinoplasty patient has always felt self-conscious about her large nose and nasal hump. After extensive research on the best rhinoplasty surgeon in New York City, Jennifer decided to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sam Rizk at his Park Avenue private practice. Watch the video below to follow her nose job journey and see her results.
Este paciente rinoplastia étnica femenina siempre ha sentido acomplejado por su gran nariz y la joroba nasal. Después de una amplia investigación sobre el mejor cirujano rinoplastia en la ciudad de Nueva York, Jennifer decidió programar una consulta con el Dr. Sam Rizk en su práctica privada de Park Avenue. Mira el vídeo a continuación para seguir su viaje de nariz y ver sus resultados.